September means signs of all are starting to show themselves. These are some of the things that should be on your to-do list as we head into the change of seasons.

Fusion Fest

Mark your calendars! Fusion Fest debuts Sept. 9-10 at Howard Park. This free, family friendly festival will feature food vendors, music, local artisans and unique things to do in and around South Bend's most popular park. It's sure to be a weekend of fun for everyone.

Notre Dame Football Home Games

Football season is officially back! Notre Dame kicks off its home schedule Sept. 2 against Tennessee State. Central Michigan comes to Notre Dame Stadium on Sept. 16 then comes a much-anticipated game Sept. 23 against Ohio State. Nothing tops the pageantry and tradition of a Fighting Irish home game. Whether you're visiting for the first time or making a return trip, get up to date on everything you need to know before arriving on campus.

Cars & Coffee at Studebaker National Museum

Studebaker National Museum supplies the coffee and donuts for this free event. Cars & Coffee highlights different vehicles throughout the year. This month's featured club is Hoosier Model A. Admission to the museum is also free during the event. 

Watch South Bend Cubs Baseball

There's still time to catch some baseball in The Bend! The South Bend Cubs have their final homestand of the regular season Sept. 5-10. You can expect fun for the whole family, delicious food and great promotions like Thirsty Thursday and Fantastic Friday Fireworks.

Brew at the Zoo

Potawatomi Zoo's annual beer testing event is always a big hit. Brew at the Zoo is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Guests get unlimited samples of local and regional beer, wine, cider and seltzers, plus the opportunity to walk through the zoo. Food is available for purchase and there's live music.

Falloween Fest at John Glenn High School 

Food, games, special events and a variety of activities for all ages abound at this wonderful fall festival. Held at John Glenn High School in Walkerton, Falloween Fest is an annual tradition with all sorts of charm.